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IDG Contributor Network: Why banks should stay well clear of blockchain

If the financial services industry is banking on blockchain as the basis for new service innovation, it will be sorely disappointed. Blockchain's design principles are completely at odds with those of the industry, and the technology is fraught wi.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  linuxworldApr 21st, 2017

House lawmakers endorse reusable rockets for military purposes

This represents a pretty remarkable turnaround for SpaceX and the feds. Enlarge / SpaceX launched its first military payload on May 1. Now the US House of Representatives said the military should consider reusable rockets. (credit: SpaceX) The.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News28 min. ago

Scammer who made 96 million robocalls should pay $120M fine, FCC says

Vacation scam preyed on elderly and disrupted medical paging system, FCC says. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Besjunior) The Federal Communications Commission today said that a scammer named Adrian Abramovich "apparently made 96 million sp.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News28 min. ago

Judge rips lawyers in IP rift over viral Facebook childbirth video

Judge says media should be paid the “costs of defending this frivolous litigation.” (credit: WSPA.com) A year ago, the US Supreme Court announced guidance to lower courts in determining whether the prevailing party in a copyright lawsuit s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News28 min. ago

TEO the ironing robot is here to steal the job you never wanted anyway

Researchers in Spain have developed a humanoid ironing robot called TEO that's mastered the art of ensuring your shirts and trousers remain wrinkle-free. Here's why that turned out to be so challenging. The post TEO the ironing robot is here to steal.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News37 min. ago

Air Force’s F-16 ‘Wild Weasels’ Hunt Missile Sites, Destroy Them

SALON DU BOURGET, France — Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons are no strangers to combat, having conducted, as of last year, well over half of... SALON DU BOURGET, France — Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons are no strangers to combat, havi.....»»

Category: securitySource:  defensetechRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

6 things you need to know about virtual private networks

A virtual private network is a secure tunnel between two or more computers on the internet, allowing them to access each other as if on a local network. In the past, VPNs were mainly used by companies to securely link remote branches together or c.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

I’d buy that for a dollar: Virgin Mobile goes after market leaders with audacious offer

Also today: New developments in Waymo/Uber court case don't bode well for Uber, we check out the full-featured OnePlus 5 Android smartphone. The post I’d buy that for a dollar: Virgin Mobile goes after market leaders with audacious offer appear.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 44 min. ago

Sony Alpha 9 (a9) FF Mirrorless Camera Revealed!

Here are the full details of the Sony Alpha 9 (a9) full-frame mirrorless camera, as well as the photo showcase of world-class photojournalist Benjamin Lowy!... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Review

The X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC is a mid-high end motherboard found within the HEDT platform. MSI has kitted this board out with features which should satisfy both gamers and enthusiasts. For storage needs this board utilises U.2, M.2 and SAT.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Synology RT2600ac AC2600 Wireless Router Review

Synology has a solid reputation for making high-quality, feature-rich network-attached storage (NAS) devices. But the company also started making wireless routers about two years ago. It has taken a while for these to arrive in the UK, but.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Making a Better Tape Dispenser with Adam Savage and Laura Kampf

Two well-known YouTube makers collaborate on building a portable, multi-roll tape dispenser. Read more on MAKE The post Making a Better Tape Dispenser with Adam Savage and Laura Kampf appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers......»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Steam"s Summer Sale kicks off with a $15 Steam Link, game discounts galore, and digital stickers

School’s out, and you know what that means: Time to draw the blinds and catch up on the games you’ve missed this year. Or, if you’re a working adult...well, business as usual I guess. But hey! The Steam Summer Sale is back for yet another ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Here are the best Moto E4 Plus cases to keep your phone blemish-free

Motorola's latest phones are the Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus, and like other phones fresh out of the box, we're sure you want it to have the best protection out there. Here are 5 of the best Moto E4 Plus cases we think you should consider. The post.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

The Dish Music app uses DTS Play-Fi to turn your Hopper DVRs into multiroom streamers

You can now transform your home theater into a multiroom music streaming setup with Dish Network's recently launched app, Dish Music. The free app includes support for Hopper DVRs, Joeys, and DTS Play-Fi devices. The post The Dish Music app uses DTS.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Modsy, a home-decorating service with 3D renderings, reduces its cost

We may all fancy ourselves interior designers, but if we're really being honest, we should probably leave the decorating to the experts. One such expert is Modsy, a new home design service that shows you interior designs in 3D renderings. The post Mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

The ultracheap Moto E4 smartphone is finally available unlocked

Motorola's E line has proved over the last few years that you can spend double digits on a new phone and still get a quality experience. The newest generation should offer an even better bang for your buck. The post The ultracheap Moto E4 smartphone.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

Bitcoin tech startup Blockchain raises $40M Series B from Lakestar and GV (Oscar Williams-Grut/Business Insider)

Oscar Williams-Grut / Business Insider: Bitcoin tech startup Blockchain raises $40M Series B from Lakestar and GV  —  Blockchain's cofounder and CEO Peter Smith with former Prime Minister David Cameron at the opening of Blockchain's.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 8 min. ago

5 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11 Beta & 9 Reasons You Should

5 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11 Beta & 9 Reasons You Should is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. The iOS 11 beta 2 fixes some of the problems from the first beta but many of you are still better off using an official version of iOS. The i.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News5 hr. 8 min. ago

Microsoft Edge, gaming get updates in latest Windows 10 Insider build

Today, Microsoft pushed build 16226 to Windows Insider PCs, and it's chock full of functionality as well. Microsoft published the complete changelog for build 16226 on the Windows blog, and we've covered the highlights below. The post Microsoft Edge.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid to headline ‘NHL 18’

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid will appear on the cover of NHL 18, which features a number of significant gameplay enhancements, as well as an arcade-focused three-on-three mode. The post Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid to headline &#.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago